What's New in Our Vermont Stores

2007 Seeds Are In

Stop by and browse through some of the great new seeds. It's sure to get you inspired for the season ahead. We have seeds from 14 different seed companies—Vermont's largest and most complete selection! You'll find the newest introductions, time-tested favorites, heirlooms, culinary specialties, exotics, bulk seed and more. Here's a look at the seed companies we are representing this year:

Botanical Interests, Colorado. Conventional and organic. Nice selection of unusual flowers. Also Asian herbs and greens. Information-rich packets (more info inside!)

Burpee Seeds, Pennsylvania. A time-trusted favorite. We offer their new line of organic and heirloom seeds as well as many of their tried and true favorites.

Cook's Garden Seeds, Pennsylvania. We have hand-chosen a limited selection from the Cook's catalog. Many culinary varieties and always a good selection of salad greens.

Franchi Sementi, Italy. Classic and new varieties of vegetable seeds for your garden and the kitchen. Large packages of great seed for a bountiful crop of herbs, green and tomatoes.

Harts Seeds, Connecticut. Down-home varieties - all your old favorites. Well-priced. Good selection of dependable flowers.

High Mowing Seeds, Vermont. 100% certified organic. Some biodynamically-grown seed. Specializing in hardy, short-season varieties. Flowers, vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs.

Johnny's Selected Seeds, Maine. Vegetables, flower and herbs particularly suited to New England. We offer 400 varieties, hand-picked from their full line. Conventional and organic choices.

Livingston Seeds, Ohio. In the seed business since 1850. Old favorite varieties and some novelty seeds. Well-priced, generous seed packets.

New Dimension Seed, China. High quality Asian vegetable seeds with practical information on how to grow, harvest and use Asian vegetables. Recipes are printed on the seed packets.

Plants of Distinction, England. An old favorite returns, in limited quantities. English flower garden seeds. Some rare and unusual varieties.

Renee's Garden Seeds, California. A decidedly culinary focus. Assortment packs let you try several varieties at once. Great selection of herbs and old-fashioned cutting garden favorites.

Seeds of Change, New Mexico. 100% certified organic seeds. Many heirloom, rare and traditional varieties to promote biodiversity. Produced on organic farms by a network of growers.

Seed Saver's Exchange, Iowa. Hard-to-find heirloom varieties. Primarily food crops, but also many interesting ornamentals. We can place special order on request.

Suttons of England, England. One of England's most trusted seed purveyors. Suttons has been providing seeds to the world's gardeners since 1806. Interesting flowers, vegetables and herbs.

Why Grow Plants from Seed?

When spring rolls around, it's usually hard to find some of the newest and most interesting plant varieties as transplants. To enjoy these plants in your own garden you need to grow them yourself! We can ensure your success with all the best seedstarting supplies, from pots and soil to lights and organic fertilizers. New to seed starting? Our staff is happy to help, or stop by for a FREE introductory seminar. Please call to register, (802) 660-3505:

Seedstarting 101
6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8
9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10
David Boucher
FREE

Learn how to start your own flower and vegetable plants from seed. David will cover all the basics, including proper timing, best soil blends, when and how to water, fertilizers and the importance of light.

Planning to Get the Most From Your Garden

Did you ever wonder how to plan your garden so you can enjoy it in your kitchen to the fullest? Join us on Feb. 17 when we have two special and exciting seminars on that very topic. Learn from Charlie Nardozzi as he shares his secrets to planning, designing and building an edible landscape. Then roll your sleeves up as chef Kirk Fiore and farmer Abbey Duke, of Burlington's Sugarsnap, demonstrate how to make interesting, easy and tasty dishes using the produce you grow. It is bound to be an educational, fun and delicious day as we discuss the benefits of growing your own food and how to utilize your garden to the fullest.

A Gardener's Perspective: Planning a Garden to Savor
9:00-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17
Charlie Nardozzi
FREE

A Chef's Perspective: Growing a Garden to Cook
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17
Kirk Fiore and Abbey Duke
Fee: $10
Limited to 50 participants

Charlie Nardozzi will offer practical advice for planning, designing, variety selection, planting and caring for an edible garden. Whether you're gardening on a few acres or on your back deck, there will be tips and techniques to help you grow more of your own fresh, healthful produce, herbs and berries this summer.

Join chef, Kirk Fiore and farmer, Abbey Duke of Burlington's Sugarsnap, for a demonstration of cooking from the garden. Chef Kirk will show you how to make interesting, easy and tasty dishes using the produce that you grow. He'll also share techniques for using the powerhouses of garden- fresh culinary herbs. Abbey will share her experience growing common and unusual herbs, as well as the very best culinary varieties of vegetables.

For more information, see out complete schedule of Seminars and Events.

Vermont Flower Show—Save the Dates!

Please stop by our booth at the Vermont Flower Show in the Champlain Valley Exposition as we jumpstart spring with "A Walk on the Wild Side." The show runs Friday through Sunday, March 9-11.

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